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Man arrested for drunken driving after crash near Birnamwood

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(Township of Plover) WAOW -- A man, 31, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a crash near Birnamwood.

According to a lieutenant with the Marathon Co. Sheriff's Department, the crash happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday on County Highway N in the Township of Plover.

The lieutenant told Newsline 9, the man, who's name hasn't been released, was driving eastbound when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree.  He says the vehicle caught fire and started a small grass fire.  It was put out by the Birnamwood Fire Department.

The man was able to escape the burning car and was flown to Aspirus Hospital.  Investigators say it appears the man had non-life threatening injuries.

The lieutenant told Newsline 9 the man was arrested at the hospital for second offense operating while intoxicated.

The crash remains under investigation.

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